Friends of Folklife Giving Levels and Benefits

Friends of Folklife are Northwest Folklife’s most loyal supporters who keep the magic of Folklife alive with their annual contributions of $50 or more. Friends of Folklife enjoy exclusive benefits at the Northwest Folklife Festival and throughout the year, and can choose from a variety of giving levels to support our programs.

*Updated as of June 2018

Folkster: $50-$239

  • Festival Guide mailed in mid-May
  • One Friend of Folklife button for admission to the Friends of Folklife Headquarters
  • Happy Hours at the FoF Headquarters

Folk Sustainer: $20+/month (or $240+/year)
All of the above PLUS an additional Friend of Folklife button and unique Thank You gifts available only to Folk Sustainers. This level requires monthly electronic payments of $20 or more from your bank account or credit/debit card. Giving level benefits are based on your cumulative annual giving.

Stage Manager: $240-$499
All of the above PLUS:

  • One additional Friend of Folklife button
  • Two Hospitality Buttons for admission to the Folklife Festival’s Hospitality VIP access area
  • Invitation for Two to ‘First Look’, our pre-Festival VIP preview and reception
  • Invitation for Two to the Saturday Night Party
  • One NWFL Tote Bag
  • Recognition in the NWFL Annual Report
  • Invitations to parties and multi-cultural events between Festivals

Emcee: $500-$999
All of the above PLUS:

  • NWFL Goody Bag at the Folklife Festival
  • Recognition in the Festival Guide
  • Two drink tickets
  Curator: $1,000-$2,499
All of the above PLUS:

  • Northwest Folklife License Plate Frame
  • Behind the Scenes group tour of the Festival led by Artistic or Managing Director
  • NWFL Festival limited edition art poster
  • NWFL’s Annual Report mailed to you in the Fall

Headliner: $2,500-$4,999
All of the above PLUS:

  • Complimentary NWFL T-shirt (needs to be picked up at the Folklife Festival)
  • Complimentary parking during the Folklife Festival

Producer: $5,000-$9,999
All of the above PLUS:

  • Two Additional tickets to ‘First Look’
  • Digital schedule of the Folklife Festival emailed prior to publication
  • Personalized playlist created for you by the Artistic Director
  • Dinner with Artistic or Managing Director
  • Meet the Artist opportunities

Folk Legend: $10,000 and above
All of the above PLUS:

  • Two Additional tickets to ‘First Look’
  • Feature story on NWFL’s website
  • “This stage brought to you by… Your Name” banner on a stage at the Folklife Festival or a NWFL event